Why nature matters - MFF Joint Statement

Joint recommendations environmental NGOs for EU action in next MFF
The EU Budget, post 2020, can be a powerful tool to strengthen the EU’s role in addressing the many, interlinked challenges facing the world today, such as environmental degradation, water scarcity, biodiversity loss, deforestation and climate change which contribute to growing inequalities and instability.
The EU as a global player has a responsibility to act and contribute to reversing these trends. It is at the heart of the EU’s values, objectives and interests to continue to show leadership in promoting the  sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity protection and ecosystem resilience. The next EU Budget is the perfect opportunity to show this leadership and must provide considerable, transparent and predictable funding to support healthy people and planet globally.
We therefore recommend that the EU dedicates a high proportion of its future External Financing Instruments (EFIs) to addressing these challenges.


Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beth Allgood, Country Director, United States
Country Director, United States
Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Senior Advisor, Policy Development
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jason Bell, Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Jimmiel Mandima at IFAW
Deputy Vice President of Conservation
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation
Rikkert Reijnen, Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Program Director, Wildlife Crime